February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Each year in New York State a campaign is run by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and this year they're calling it "I Can Do Something." One local teen was selected to be a part of the promotional video.
Have you ever heard of 'The Black Dot' Campaign? It is not only a way of raising awareness of domestic violence, but it is mostly used as a silent cry for help from someone who is being abused by their domestic partner.
With all of the domestic violence charges that have been coming out of the NFL recently, a conversation has been started by many about how common domestic abuse is and how seriously it affects both women and men. TV Personality and Journalist Meredith Vieira recently opened up on her show about her reasons for initially staying and ultimately leaving an abusive relationship she was in.
The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of their star Running Back Ray Rice after new video has surfaced of the NFL star punching his then-fiancee in the face. The incident occurred back in February in an Atlantic City Casino elevator.